How to Create a Double-Duty Living Space

July 17, 2018

When you live in an apartment, you only have so much space to work with, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice function. With an extra-large living room, you can create a space that serves as an office, a dining room, a playroom, and a living room. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Choose your space. Scout out the room in your home that has the most space to spare. In many cases, this will be the living room, but if you have an extra bedroom that's already functioning as your office, that works, too. Decide how you'd like it to function.
  2. Gather your supplies. Once you have a space and a basic idea in mind, brainstorm the items you'll need to make your vision into a reality. You might need a slim desk to tuck away in a corner or a small table for your makeshift dining room nook. Collect the components before you begin to rearrange anything.
  3. Distinguish sections of the room. While you're thinking about the pieces you'll need, don't forget items that will help break up the space. You can designate different areas of the room for different purposes by setting physical barriers, such as a bookshelf or console table, or lay down area rugs to separate one space from another.
  4. Be creative. Each person and each space is different, so don't be afraid to think outside the box. If you spot temporary wallpaper or a lamp you really love, brainstorm ways to use this to set apart the spaces in your multi-purpose room. Feel free to innovate and build on this basic list!

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